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County election approaches

LAKE COUNTY — The Lake County Election Office is gearing up for in-person voting Tuesday, June 7, when polls will be open 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. for the primary election. Absentee ballots must arrive in the election office or polling place by 8 p.m. Tuesday.  Election administrator Toni Kramer says p...

Polson school bonds defeated in recent election Polson school bonds defeated in recent election

POLSON — Two bond issues for the Polson School District were defeated during school elections May 3, by a slender margin of 44 votes in the elementary district and 242 votes in the high school.  Superintendent Mike Cutler was clearly dismayed with the result and noted that rising inflation and ...

Valley Views for March 16, 2022

If you are like me, it is difficult to think of a reason why we would want to make Montana more like California. Nonetheless, this election cycle, there are several ballot initiatives being proposed to adopt California policies here in Montana. One such proposal by former Governor Marc Racicot and former Sec...

Election filing deadline draws near

MONTANA — With the filing deadline for county, state and federal offices less than a week away, candidates are tossing their proverbial hats in the ring… or at least thinking about it.  Several county offices are open, including county attorney, clerk and recorder, south county commissio...

Federal judge: At least two PSC districts are ‘presumptively unconstitutional’ Federal judge: At least two PSC districts are ‘presumptively unconstitutional’

News from Montana Free Press HELENA — A federal judge issued an order on Dec. 22 blocking the state’s top election official from certifying candidates running for the Public Service Commission until the constitutionality of the commission’s district map has been evaluated. The Publi...

Unofficial results for municipal elections announced

LAKE COUNTY — Excitement and optimism were the themes struck by three incoming mayors chosen by voters during last Tuesday’s municipal elections in Lake County. The vote saw two incumbent mayors lose their seats and the race for a council seat in Ronan end in a tie vote.  According to uno...

Youth coalition files lawsuit to challenge voter suppressio

By Rylee Sommers-Flanagan, Upper Seven Law BILLINGS — Montana Youth Action, Forward Montana Foundation, and Montana Public Interest Research Group (MontPIRG) have filed a lawsuit challenging three recently passed laws that restrict young Montanans’ access to voting. The challenged bills i...

Spotlight Act to shine light on dark money in politics

U.S. SENATE — U.S. Senators Jon Tester (D-Mont.) and Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) along with U.S. Rep. David Price (D-N.C.) are reintroducing their Spotlight Act to shine a light on dark money political donors and hold the government accountable to enforce our nation’s campaign finance laws.  The S...

Tester reaffirms commitment to cleaning up dark money in politics

News from the Office of Jon Tester MONTANA — On the 11th anniversary of the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision that turned on the spigot of dark money in elections, U.S. Senator Jon Tester reaffirmed his commitment to fighting the corrosive influence of dark money and announced he will...

Republicans anchor Montana’s government at every level Republicans anchor Montana’s government at every level

 Last Tuesday’s election changed the hue of Montana from purple to deep red, firmly anchoring Republicans at every level of state government, from the governor’s mansion on down. In the federal arena too, Gov. Steve Bullock succumbed to Republican incumbent Steve Daines in the race for the U...


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